Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

Dhaka, Wednesday   22 May 2019

Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 02:02 PM, 8 December 2018   Updated: 02:02 PM, 8 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

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Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests.

President Emmanuel Macron's government has warned that Saturday's "yellow vest" protests in Paris will be hijacked by "radicalized and rebellious" crowds and become the most dangerous yet after three weeks of demonstrations.

Authorities are deploying barricade-busting armored vehicles and 8,000 police in the capital alone, part of 89,000 security forces fanned out around France.

The Eiffel Tower and Louvre are shut along with hundreds of stores and businesses, fearing damage after rioting last Saturday that saw 130 people injured and the worst urban unrest in Paris in decades.

The protesters are angry at Macron and high taxes, among other problems.

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